Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Its too late for a trade, and the point I was arguing is somewhat what you just said, the team is loaded at RB without a doubt, but its been proven by players activated and deactivated by Harbaugh that you have to earn your time on the field. Obviously there is something Hunter is doing right or something the LMJ is doing wrong thats keeping Hunter ahead of LMJ. I also find it ironic after the joke we call a #2 receiver does terrible returning ball that Harbaugh would mention getting James more involved possibly its a subtle hint to LMJ that someone needs to step up as a return man because what we have isn't working.
Thanks for directing me to the right thread! LOL...I do get lost at times! I really like Hunter and James and believe James will eventually be a very valuable player. But it's really difficult to break through experience on this team with JH as the coach. He values experience, as do I, so very few rookies have been starters. Reid is amazing this year and is a very wonderful exception. James wasn't nearly as NFL ready and perhaps is developing slower than JH expected...don't know.
I was being playful in the other thread, making the absurd comparison of the 9er record to the Philadelphia record, but my underlying point was we can't really know how good Kelly will be or how good James will be until a little further along in their careers. I agree that it is up to James to take a position or become relevant as a player. I see him as a better kickoff returner than a punt returner but that again may be experience versus eventual talent.
But Lattimore may make this a moot point if he comes in and blows Hunter and James off the field!